Forced Medical coverage/deduction

My company provides each employee $750 annual benefit credits to apply towards the cost of medical coverage. The rule is that if you waive coverage you keep the credits and are taxed accordingly. However, if you elect to waive medical coverage they are requiring proof of other coverage or else they will force you to take basic coverage (employee only). The cost is $1297 annually. Isn't it illegal to do this under Teaxs law? The $$ over the $750 are out of the employee's pocket.

1 answer  |  asked Nov 12, 2004 11:14 AM [EST]  |  applies to Texas

Answers (1)

Joe Gilbreath
Forced benefits.

So long as your net pay (after the reduction for an employees share of the insurance) meets minimum wage requirements, the employer may require the coverage.

posted by Joe Gilbreath  |  Nov 15, 2004 12:27 PM [EST]

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